Title Reviewed:
A History of Clay County

Author Reviewed:
William Travis

Author:
[Author Unknown]

Date:
1910

Source:
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 104-104

Article Type:
Book Review

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A HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY.
[William Travis. Illustrated. 2 v., pp. 627, 537. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1909.]

This is a Lewis Publishing Company history with the merits and weaknesses described above. Perhaps volume one should be noticed as making even less pretense than usual to being a consecutive history. The last 228 pages are devoted to four hundred detached reminiscences of various affairs, many entirely unimportant. The lack of a detailed index renders this of very little use. Among the chapters of especial interest are those on Indian Occupation and Relics, and the Wabash and Erie Canal and Feeders-Reservoir War.

Again the reviewer is confronted with the tragedy of Indiana history in the apparently universal destruction of early records All records of Clay county prior to 1851, except those in the recorder's office, were destroyed by the court-house fire at Bowling Green on November 30, 1851.



Published by theĀ Indiana University Department of History.